Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: ‘Kanye West telling people he’s the greatest rockstar proves he’s not’

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Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has delivered some choice words aimed at Kanye West‘s recent proclamation that he’s the “greatest living rockstar on the planet”.

The rapper made the comments at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, when he headlined the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, June 27.

During his appearance, West performed a near two-hour set, teaming up with Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and playing tracks from throughout his career, as well as a short cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. He also performed from a crane above the audience.

Now, addressing West in a video interview, Taylor has denied that West is the greatest rockstar alive, saying: “Kanye, you are not the greatest living rockstar of all-time. The fact that you had to tell people that kind of says it all.”


He added: “You remind me of the guy bragging about pussy, who doesn’t get as much as they brag about. Stop it!”

Watch the video interview with Music Choice below.

Corey Taylor recently expressed his disdain for music fans taking selfie sticks to gigs or festivals.

Earlier this year, a number of US festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza listed selfie sticks among their “prohibited items”. The devices have also been banned from major British music venues, including O2 Academy Brixton, London’s O2 Arena and the SSE Wembley Arena, due to health and safety reasons.

Speaking to NME recently, Taylor said: “Oh my fucking god, selfie sticks, fuck me. Whenever I see one, I’m like ‘seriously?! There’s a whole fucking industry making hundreds of thousand dollars probably every day just so we can take big fucking pictures of our own stupid faces?!’.”

He added: “It’s a dumb invention. What the fuck is wrong with us?… The stuff that really pisses me off is, really, deep down, is not so much the trivial stuff – it’s the shit that they try and fucking con us with… I would find a baseball bat – or a cricket bat in England – and I would beat the living shit out of that person probably and then I would go to jail without even being the slightest bit fucking sorry. Cuff me up, officer! I’m not trying to run, is that the van? Ok, I’ll get myself in! Just get me the fuck out of here.”